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Tokina MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller

B&H # TOMVH2D MFR # MVH-2D
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Product Highlights
  • Upright/Inverted Operation
  • Variable Speed P/T
  • 23' Control Cable
  • 12VDC
  • Battery Operable (8x AA)

The Tokina MVH-2D by Kenko is a motorized Pan & Tilt unit for video cameras. It offers variable speed pan and tilt movements and can be used in the upright or inverted positions. With an 11 lb load capacity (in upright position), this P/T unit is compatible with most of today's prosumer video cameras.

Upside Down Operation
This unit can be used in the upright and horizontal positions or inverted i.e. attached to a ceiling surface. When used in the inverted position, its load capacity is decreased from 11 lbs (5kg) to 6.6 lbs (3kg).
Battery Operable
This unit runs on a 12VDC power supply or on 8x AA batteries for up to 2 hours.
Pan Angle -150 ~ +150° in horizontal plane
Pan Speed 2.0 ~ 6.5/sec (variable)
Tilt Angle -30 ~ +30° in vertical plane
Tilt Speed 0.7 ~ 2.2/sec (variable)
Maximum Load 11 lbs (5kg) in upright position
6.6 lbs (3kg) in inverted position
Maximum Cable Length Included: 23' (7 m)
Optional: Up to 656' (200 m)
Power Requirements 12VDC (or 8x AA batteries)
Operating Temperature 14 ~ 113°F (-10 ~ +45°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.5 x 5.7 x 4.2" (90 x 144 x 106mm)
Weight 6.6 lbs (1.5kg)
Tokina MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller
  • Pan/Tilt Unit
  • Controller
  • 23' (7 m) Control Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    TokinaMVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

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        3.0

        Long (1 year) Review

        By Russ

        from Brookville, PA

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Discreet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video Motorised Pantilt

          Comments about Tokina MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller:

          After 1 year used with Canon 5D3 and mix of wide Canon/Ziess lenses, 2 things of note. The pan became loose a couple of mills, which made the pan starts/endings jerky. The tilt drops a few mills midway from top to bottom, which again makes for jerky tilts. Bad news - Tokina no longer repairs these stateside - ship to Japan only. But since there are few cheaper options for motorised pan tilt under $, it was good while it worked OK - 12 months. Best used at slowest speed!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controlle

          By Bugsy

          from Tamworth - Australia

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tokina MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller:

              This is a great bit of kit, I use in conjunction with 20m tower for photography with a Nikon D800 on it. Good Stuff.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              Well Made-Rock Solid, Noisy

              By Brice Williams

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact
              • Great Price
              • Quality Materials

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Camera man didn't show
              • Second Camera Angle

              Comments about Tokina MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller:

              Very solid unit, well made from===metal===ohhh!. Very satisfied with the small foot print and weight. Very smooth.

              Biggest down side is the noise level of the motor. But what would you expect for this price point. I did a little experiment with a simple hand towel wrap around the unit, which made the noise level acceptable. Thinking of fabricating sound panels the same shape as the unit with velcro.

              You would not be able to use the recorded audio from the cam while in use due to the motor noise. Perfect if this a third cam or second angle with little movement. Would not use this during quiet ceremony.

              I shoot mostly weddings and can't tell you how many times i framed the second cam and found the shot was just a fraction off, or someone stood in front of the lens. This will take care of that for sure! Maybe the noise will get there attention and move out of the shot.

              I would purchase another one for sure, this is a wonderful surprise in regards to quality and price. I have another manufacture's unit; very quiet but on a windy day it moves. I can blow on it and it would move, very shaky. No worries here with this rock solid, compact and strong unit. AX2000 and NX5-U give this unit no challenge to pan or tilt. Control unit is great Too!

              Thanks BH Photo for looking out for the videographer on a budget and finding this little jem. If the GRRRRRR was gone, I would be singing praises on every blog page.

              Had to reduce to 4 stars for the noise, but what a unit. You won't be disappointed especially for the price

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              BEST VALUE FOR MONEY 12 VOLT PAN TILT

              By ELEVATED PHOTOS

              from REDLANDS, AUSTRALIA

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tokina MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller:

                  Used remotely on a 26 metre (85') tower with a Nikon D200 camera mounted on it. A good strong and compact unit with quality gearing inside.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Innovative Strong Pan-Tilt Head

                  By HydeTribe

                  from Australia

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tokina MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller:

                      This product is ready to use out of the box. The unit is well built and serves its purpose with out fault or failure

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                      5.0

                      Best durable head!!!

                      By Pavel

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Tokina MVH-2D Mini Pan-Tilt Head with Controller:

                        This head is the best I've seen on the net, and when I decided to buy it I had problems with finding extension cord. But after talking with product pro at B&H and not finding anything (on the cable and connector,) as it's very special, I bought it and redesigned cable for CAT-5. In my case I had to run 100+ feet of it. It works perfectly.

                        But not to mention built quality, that's where it earns five stars. All metal not plastic, durable, quality built.

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